Bees and Flowers

Third graders collaged bees and flowers with some help from their science units!

Third graders collaged bees and flowers with some help from their science units!

Third graders used information from their science units to create these collages!  Mrs. Bruett’s and Ms. Homan’s classes created bees, while Ms. Iberger’s and Mrs. Sheridan’s classes created flowers.  For the bees, we included the mandibles, antennae, eyes, legs, and stingers.  We will use tracing paper to add wings next week!  For the flowers, we included the stem, true leaf, seed leaves, petals, pistils, and stamen.  Students used tempera to paint their own papers for the petals, bee abdomen, and thorax.  In addition to being thrilled at the students’ outstanding collages, I was also excited because I learned something new: that bees have three simple eyes at the top of their heads, in addition to the two compound eyes — how did I go this long without knowing that?!

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